Dispose of unwanted or unused medications April 29

Dispose of unwanted or unused medications April 29

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Macoupin County residents will be able to dispose of unwanted medications during a drug takeback event at four locations throughout the county from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 29.  The free takeback event will be offered at Sullivan’s Pharmacy in Staunton and Michelle’s Pharmacy in Bunker Hill, Carlinville and Gillespie. Items that will be accepted include prescription and over-the-counter drugs from individuals and households; Schedule II-V controlled drugs; prescription waste; transdermal patches; liquids and ointments; and items containing sodium bicarbonate or effervescent compounds that must be dissolved first with water. The following items will not be accepted: hazardous materials; hazardous pharmaceuticals; medical waste or infectious waste; sharps, needles or syringes; drugs or waste from hospitals and health facilities; radioactive items; ignitable materials; or aerosols.

The takeback event is sponsored by Sen. Andy Manar, with help from the pharmacies and co-sponsors Macoupin County Sheriff Shawn Kahl; Macoupin County State’s Attorney Jennifer Watson; Macoupin County Public Health Department; the Bunker Hill, Carlinville, Gillespie and Staunton police departments; and the Macoupin County Anti-Meth Coalition.